The railway station is situated about 1 km north of the centre.
On both my trips to Ljubljana in 2004 and 2012 I arrived in Ljubljana by train from Zagreb in Croatia. In 2004 I left the town by train to Venice in Italy.
In 2004 I also took a day trip to Bohinj Bistrica, Bled and Skofja Loka by train. Tickets for regional trains are relatively cheap in Slovenia.
Ljubljana's train station (Zelezniska Postaja) is located a 15 minutes walk north of the Old Town.
In Summer 2004 I paid the following prices for my train tickets: Zagreb to Ljubljana ca. 11,00 Euro, Ljubljana to Venice ca. 36 Euro and return ticket Ljubljana to Bohinjska Bistrica ca. 10,50 Euro. The trip Zagreb to Ljubljana cost ca. 14,00 Euro in 2012.
Železniška postaja Ljubljana, or the Ljubljana train station, is located about a 10-minute walk north of the city center. The train station receives regional trains from all around Slovenia and receives EuroCity trains from destinations such as Belgrade, Vienna, Salzburg, Zagreb, and Budapest. Daily overnight trains also depart to/from Belgrade and Munich.
While the station itself is of modest size, it hosts a number of services, including international ticket sales (credit cards accepted), an information desk, and a handy ATM.
I went to Ljubljana by train from Mestre (near Venice; Italy). I took a train from there around 4 p. m. and I was in Ljubljana around 7. 40. I was informed by VTer yumyum and I 've also read somewhere that there is only a night train from Italy to Ljubljana. So, next time I will go to this town I'd better take a bus from Trieste.
At the train station in Ljubljana there are some cafes and fast foods and two small shops selling magazines, newspapers and souvenirs.
You can check timetables and routes on the web-site below.
We went from Venice to Ljubljana by train, we were able to book the ticket in advance on Trenitalia's website, unfortunately I didn't book far enough in advance to get the Smart Fare which was 15E for a 2nd class ticket so we paid 25E each for our one way tickets. I think the only restriction on the Smart Fares is that you book them 7 days in advance, I booked about 3 weeks from departure but apparently all the Smart Fares were gone by that time. Make sure you are in the International section of the website otherwise it will appear that you can't book the ticket.
There are a couple of trains a day from Venice to Ljubljana, the quickest and most convenient was at 15:44 on the Eurocity Casanova and took just under 4 hours to get there. Seats are assigned so check your ticket before sitting down.
Ljubljana's train station is at the north end of the center of Ljubljana, you'll find many of the hotels within a 10-15 minute walk, we walked to the Grand Union and from Hotel Emonec. The bus station is just next door.
The most interesting way to reach the castle that overlooks Ljubljana is to take this little train from the main square
it leaves every hour on the hour and takes you on a 20 minute trip up to the castle, when you see how steep the hill is you`ll be glad you chose this way to get there ! its a little bumpy and there is a commentary, but it is difficult to hear over the traffic noise, but you can smile and wave at people as you pass them
it returns from the castle at 20 minutes past the hour
Hi i went to Ljubljana from Venice. From Venice Mestre train station, took a bus to Villach, Austria. Villach is really beautiful and worth spending at least a day. If you don't want to spend time in Villach, there are frequent trains from Villach to Ljubljana. The view on the entire journey is breathtaking.
In Ljubljana station, they offer free wifi ( need your own laptop or wi fi enabled phone) upto 2 hours. Go into the rail information office and ask for the username and password. really handy.
The station very user friendly. The ticket desk lady spoke English and exuded a tiny hint of “service with a smile”. Plenty of food and drink outlets if you need them.
All was well signposted, although announcements are Slovene only (apart from those for international services). Normal – Scotrail doesn’t make announcements in Slovene, so what can I say?
My Zagreb train came in from somewhere else and was going on to Belgrade. It was very busy and very hot!
The railway's website seems to work OK (and it has an English version).
A word of warning however - the trip to Zagreb is slow, made up for by the scenic route through the River Sava valley. 142 km and it takes just over 2 hours.
Return ticket to Zagreb cost €29 in 1st class (€19 in 2nd).
When we first planned our 2 centre short break to Venice and Ljubljana there appeared to be good transportation links between the two cities. There used to be! Currently there is only one direct train per day each way: Venice to Ljubljana leaving at 21:27 and arriving 01:51, and Ljubljana to Venice at 02:22 and arriving 07:16. There are 2 alternatives. One is the train to Villach in Austria, and then a train to Venice. Or there is train to Nova Gorica and then a train from its Italian twin town Gorizia (connected by a local bus) to Venice. We took the second alternative at a cost of €32.96 for both of us one way, plus a small charge for the local bus. Any fares online that we found were dearer than this. We bought the tickets separately at Ljubljana and Gorizia stations. Remember to validate your Italian train ticket in the machines at the station. For train times check http://www.slo-zeleznice.si/en/ and the Trenitalia website. There is a lot of good factual information about travel to and in Slovenia on http://www.slovenia.info which includes a link to the above website.
We started our trip in Split ( Croatia) We got the the bus to Zagreb . There was a train but it left too late to make the connection so the bus was our best option. When we got to Zagreb we had to scramble as the train was a drive away . Tram 6 would take you to the train for 1 euro if we had time. We caught a cab for 10 euro and just made it . With only 10 minutes we bought our ticket and caught the train.
The train was great . Modern and only a little over two hour trip. I cost $20.00 each.
There are regular trains to Ljubljana from Zagreb and the journey is one of the attractive in Europe I think as it goes through mountain and hill valleys so you can see lots of small picture-esque villages and towns on the journey.
I suggest the (Vlecnica) Cable car, It's quite fast and leaves every couple of minutes. It goes from the Prešerenov trg (Prešeren square). The price is 2 euro for the adults (up and down ticket included) and for children is somewhat cheaper.
I found transport from the city of Ljubljana by train towards Lake Bled and Jesenice very easy to avail of and comfortable. In general and here in particular a train journey give a great view of the country side, this was a train journey of about 3 hours, that included the connection and journey as far as Most Na Soci near Tolmin. I was on my way to Bovec. I paid 6euro for the single journey Ljubljana to Most Na Soci.
Schedules and prizes available from website: www.slo-zeleznice.si/en/ (that last bit /en/ is for if you want to read the info in English.
Info call Centre: Phone 01 29 13 332 during working hours (from 6am to 10pm) after working hours you get an answering machine ring 090 93 9801
For those who can't walk up the hill to the Ljubljana Castle, there is a small train which takes you to the Castle hill. It departs every full hour from Presernov Square between 9.00 and 21.00 . The journey takes about 15 minutes - from Presernov Square through Three Bridges , passing City Hall and Market .Return ticket is 3 Euro, for children 2 Euro.
We travelled to Ljubljana by train from Munich. This is a very easy way to get to the capital of Slovenia. The journey is about 6hrs, via Salzburg - no changes of trains necessary (EuroCity 213 "Mimara" travels from Munich to Salzburg, Villach, Bad Gastein, Jesenice, Ljubljana and on to Zagreb). You can lay back and relax, it's very safe. Reservation is recommended.